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Get the Look: 10 Velvet Sofas for Any Budget (Photos)
Save or splurge? You decide. By Michelle Thomas
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' Claudette velvet sofa. Photograph via Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
Comments () | Published February 4, 2014

Velvet. A true case of “everything old is new again,” right? After a few decades spent shouldering a reputation for outdated fussiness, this luxe fabric is in the midst of a major comeback. It’s never seemed so glamorously modern—and while you can find velvet on pretty much anything upholster-able, we’re partial to sofas, done in both the simple, clean lines of contemporary design and the vintagey elegance of tufted Chesterfields. The new versions are surprisingly, delightfully versatile, imparting a touch of noir moodiness in dark navy or charcoal; a playful vibrancy in chartreuse or peacock; and quiet sophistication in dove gray and mushroom. Whichever look you choose, the style lends a textural depth and lushness to any design scheme. Here, we’ve tracked down ten velvet stunners to fit any budget, from an under-$700 steal to a nearly $4,000 investment.

From top: Wildon Home Alexa sofa, $688.15 at Wayfair; Kendall sofa, $699 at World Market; Ava velvet tufted sleeper sofa, $749 at Urban Outfitters; Martha Stewart Collection Saybridge sofa, $999 at Macy's; Livingston upholstered sofa in performance velvet, $1,061 at West Elm; Royce sofa, $1,699 at Z Gallerie; Hutton sofa in Vick Haze, $2,399 at Room & Board; Hunter sofa, $1,745 to $1,825 at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Rochelle sofa, $2,499 at Crate & Barrel; Lampert sofa, $3,395 to $3,695 at Jonathan Adler.

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